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Thanks to Tim Novotny’s, ’14, master’s degree in public relations, which he earned online, he is now the Communications Manager for the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission. The commission’s mission is to enhance the Dungeness crab industry’s image and offer profitable opportunities through promotions, education and research.  Tim manages...

Personal items of Bill Schroeder, including his Eagle Scout Award and Boy Scout sash showing his merit badges, are on display in a new exhibition at Kent State University’s May 4 Visitors Center called “Bill: An All-American Boy.” Bill Schroeder was from Lorain, Ohio, and attended Colorado School of Mines on a ROTC scholarship before transferring to Kent State University to study psychology. He was also an Eagle Scout, musician and athlete. On May 4, 1970, the 19-year-old stopped to see what was happening on the Commons and then proceeded on his way to class when he was shot...

Head Shot Of Ali Salih Salih ‘05, CAE graduate and IT consultant at Blue Chip Consulting Group How did your experiences while learning at Kent State help you in post-collegiate jobs? University life is a big part of anyone’s post-collegiate life. The friends you make while sharing experiences help you craft the basis of long-withstanding work networks.   Did you...

Young Alumni Under the age of 35 and looking to re-engage with your alma mater and fellow Flashes. Then some of the new events and programs developed specifically for Kent State young alumni may be for you.  Kent State Alumni is excited to introduce the Young Alumni Council (YAC), with a mission to be a resource that fosters meaningful connections between...

National Capital Alumni Chapter The National Capital Alumni Chapter hosts events and programs that engage almost 3,000 alumni living in the greater Washington D.C. area. From private tours at museums to participating in Alumni Day of Service, there is always something going on in the D.C. area to connect alumni and students.  We caught up with the National Capital Alumni Chapter...

Greater Cleveland Alumni Chapter The Greater Cleveland Alumni Chapter hosts networking and alumni events for more than 25,000 Kent State alumni living in the Cleveland area. From fun gatherings at Cleveland hot spots to participating in Alumni Day of Service, there is always something going on in Cleveland to connect you to fellow Flashes and Kent State University.    We caught...

Greater Cleveland Alumni Chapter Above: The Robin Hood Tea Room circa 1927. Below: The Robin Hood Inn circa 1950s. Postcard images courtesy of Kent Historical Society, as seen in Greetings from Kent, Ohio: A Postcard Portrait of the Tree City by Roger J. DiPaolo. Thanks for the Memories A brief paragraph...

Greater Cleveland Alumni Chapter Teaching is a privilege, according to Janice Lessman-Moss, professor in the School of Art Textile Program, whose enthusiasm working with students has led her to be one of three educators honored with the Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest teaching award a tenured or tenure-track professor can receive. The award is sponsored by the Kent...

Greater Cleveland Alumni Chapter Chartered in 1965, the chapter is proud to be the first Kent State University Alumni Chapter! Serving over 5,000 alumni in Lake County, the chapter hosts a variety of events from gatherings at the Porthouse Theatre to an annual scholarship dinner. We caught up with the Lake County Alumni Chapter President, Ray DelaMotte, ’77, to hear about the...

Greater Cleveland Alumni Chapter The San Francisco Bay Alumni Chapter, chartered in 2016, connects over 1,500 Kent State alumni in the San Francisco Bay area.  The chapter hosts a variety of events from fun hikes to private tours and participates in the annual Alumni Day of Service. The group has a strong social media presence on Facebook. We caught up with the San Francisco...